The Suunto Clipper Compass is a great little navigation aid that can be clipped to watches, maps, cuffs straps or just about anything that is flat. The real advantage is that it can be used pretty much hands free.
The Clipper is relatively straight forward to use. Adjust the bezel to the bearing you wish to travel on, aligning it to the arrow on the housing. Then rotate the compass to point north and the arrow will be pointing in the direction of travel. The clipper is best used in conjunction with a base plate compass to obtain the bearing from a map. The clipper being a handy and easy way to travel quickly by glancing frequently at the compass.
Suunto Clipper Compass Features
- Liquid filled jewel bearing compass
- Balanced for northern hemisphere
- Cardinal directions in luminous prints
- Direction on rotating bezel in 10 degrees increments
- Clips to watch strap, sleeve, strap of backpack, side of map
- 30 x 24 x 11mm
Customer Reviews of Suunto Clipper Compass
Exactly what I was looking for. A small, simple compass that I could wear comfortably on my wrist. All at a modest price.
Purchased for grandchild who is completing Duke of Edinburgh award, he will be walking in woodland in low light where there will be no distant objects to take a sighting on and there can be a problem in maintaining a course constantly using a handheld compass when both hands are needed. For such a small compass it is accurate, well made, has a rotating bezel, and a clip that is surprisingly firm. He will attach it to his wrist with one or two elastic charity wrist bands. It looks like a toy but is not, I would recommend one is always carried as a back up, The price is resonable for such a quality product.
An excellent piece of kit, accurate, fast reaction & quite tolerant to tilting. I use on the hill 99.9% of the time (saves getting out the baseplate compass), takes a second to consult when using trekking poles which makes staying on track cross-country easier.
Personally don't trust the watch band retaining clip alone & choose to add an additional binding onto the watch band with strong thread. Don't confuse the Suunto Clipper with the cheap Chinese (Ã‚Â£0.99) clones which are IMO very poor quality kids toys in comparison. The only gripe I would have (common with all Suunto compasses) is the price.
I was looking for a magnet compass to go on my bike which wouldn't be effected by the steel frame. This compass has proved an ideal resolution clipping easily onto my watch strap. Always to hand it picks out the main compass directions.
Excellent device. It's small size and clip enable it to clip comfortably onto a watch strap. So raising my hand I can see which direction I'm heading in. Especially useful when navigating city streets which go to all points of the compass. I usually know the compass direction I need to head in, so when I come to a junction I know if going down that road will keep me going in the direction I want to go in. Also it's useful to use walking in a city as it's easy for me to loose my sense of direction.
I initially thought that this was quite expensive for such a small compass. After receiving it its quality is clear to see. The scale is clear (even in the dark with its luminous dial), and the needle stabilises very quickly. It is solidly built and clips well to the edge of a map. Many other small compasses are not a match for the Suunto Clipper.
Suunto Clipper Compass well this arrived this morning. I bought it to go in a survival tin im trying to make up and i am really pleased one of the best button compasses.I will buy another one in thefuture.
The Suunto Clipper is an ultra light compass, and conveniently situated on the wrist, so always available. However, the clip needs locking somehow, as my first Clipper came off and was lost before I'd even used it. Willing to give it a second try.
I initially got this to wear on my watch strap (a Casio G-Shock) but it didn't fit quite as I was expecting, the strap is a bit too thick for it and as a result the clip was uncomfortable on my wrist. I have since decided that this compass is so versatile and can be worn in so many other ways (it is currently sitting on a pocket knife sheath) that I'm not worried about it fitting my G-Shock. Would fit perfectly on a NATO watch strap, but fits equally well on pack straps, sleeves, edges of pockets, pouches, map cases and loads of other places I haven't thought of or tried yet. Ideal as a back up compass that you don't even notice is there - until you need it.